ENISA, a pan-European agency designed to promote closer co-ordination on information security, is calling for a revamp of cyber-security laws and best practices in a bid to combat the growing economic impact of cyber attacks and botnet spam. The adoption in Europe of US-style information security breach disclosure laws is a key plank in this manifesto, and emerged in a technical briefing by ENISA to journalists on Tuesday.
The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) reckons security breach reporting, applied consistently across Europe, would reveal the scope of information security problems. The agency wants to strike a balance between transparency and confidentiality rules (for example, in the banking sector) in setting up a security breach reporting regime. It wants this framework to be applied across the EU unlike security breach disclosure laws in the US, which are applied on a state by state basis.
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